Cle Elum Ranch For Sale — Home

Cle Elum Ranch For Sale - Home

710 Quail Dr, Cle Elum, WA. — $950,000

The Teanaway River Ranch is located 90 miles east of downtown Seattle and 65 miles east of Bellevue, Washington. The Teanaway valley is 5 miles NE of Cle Elum on Highway 970 (the road to Blewett Pass) in the Cascade range of mountains. It is a 12 mile long valley of small ranches along the Teanaway River and is the most pristine valley location available that still affords close proximity to Seattle.

The Teanaway Valley follows the Teanaway River from Highway 970 entrance and after eight miles splits into three forks — the West Fork, the Middle Fork and the North Fork. There is no outlet except travel through or over the mountains on foot, horseback and in the winter, snowmobile using logging roads and trails. You can venture to the Pacific Crest Trail, Salmon La Sac, Cle Elum, Roslyn, or Mineral Springs.

The majority of the West Fork is owned by a timber company, but there are some private sections. If you traveled the entire valley and climbed the last ridge, you would come out at Salmon La Sac, which is a beginning point for travel into the wilderness. You can also get to Salmon La Sac via a road that travels from I-90 past the Suncadia Resort and then through the towns of Roslyn (of Northern Exposure fame), and Ronald.

The Middle Fork is a valley of private homes. The valley road eventually merges with the West Fork road.

The North Fork is the road with the main usage. At the twelve mile post there is a campground and the pavement ends. One can travel on dirt roads for another 12 miles to Esmeralda, which is an area of clear mountain cascading water good for picnics and a staging area for trips into the back country. One can go on a two hour hike here and stand on the top of the Cascade range looking at Mt. Stuart. On the other side of Mt Stuart is the German village of Leavenworth and the staging area for hikes into the Enchantments — the most beautiful string of high country lakes known to mankind. (The park service will let only 15 people a day into the Enchantments and then it is a lottery)

THE PROPERTY

The property is part of the Teanaway River Ranch Association, a 340 acre farm that was split up into thirteen parcels. Our acreage consists of 24.46 acres boarded by the Teanaway Road and Quail Drive — a private road. The valley is about 2,000ft wide and bordered with pine tree forests. The primary crop is Timothy Hay, much of which is exported to Japan. We have timothy grass planted in a 15 acre piece and in a one acre and four acre piece for horse pasture. The property has late 1890’s irrigation rights and is irrigated from the Teanaway River using wheel lines. In 2008 because of a serious drought, the association sold the water rights for about $7500 and still cut a first crop of hay sufficient for the winter supply.

Elk frequently traverse the property and in the fall the bull elk congregate in the immediate pastures to the north and south.

The home, barn and shop are serviced by a 10 GPM well and includes heated automatic watering for stock, underground timed watering for plants and grass around the house and various frost free — free standing outlets. All of the association utilities are underground.

If you have an appropriate airplane, one can easily build a hanger and have an 800-1000 ft. runway.

The Home

Our home and outbuildings were built over a three year period beginning in 1996. All the materials were the best available and extra care was taken in planning. For example, there is no press-board anywhere — only 5/8ths plywood. The sheet rock is 5/8ths and the cedar siding is imported from Canada. The crawl space is 4 feet enabling easy access. The house is within 1/4″ square and it is wired for emergency power using a generator.

The main house is built in the western motif. It has a wrap-around porch and is 2400 sq. ft. of living space. The exterior is cedar and the interior is done in knotty pine. There are three solar tubes that give natural light in the kitchen, one bathroom and a hallway. The kitchen and family room open and give a feeling of spaciousness because of the large windows and cathedral ceilings. There are three bedrooms and two full baths in the main ranch house area. There is a large entry on the East side. Off that entry is another full bath that is a walk through that opens into a full one-bedroom apartment about 600 sq. ft. with a full kitchen. At the North end of the home there is a large two car garage. The master bedroom has a walk-in shower, walk-in closet and a hot tub in the porch immediately outside. The southern exposure and heavy insulation helps in winter to keep the home warm. In the summer the wrap-around porch keeps the sun out of the home and the interior stays cool. The home is heated with wood, propane or electricity, your choice — all the bases are covered. The home is also wired for a generator hook-up for essential electrical power. All incoming wires are underground. A private well provides water for all of the buildings.

The home is furnished with unique blue knotty pine furniture that gives it the western flavor. The kitchen and master bedroom knotty pine furniture go with the home. It includes a large unique blue pine table with benches and end chairs, four comfortable stool type chairs for the eating bar area, and master bedroom blue pine king size bed and ladies and men’s dresser drawers.

The property is set up with a circular drive off of Quail Drive that allows for access to each building with plenty of room for truck-horse trailer combinations.

T here is a 52×48 barn and a 48×36 shop. The barn has a complete foundation for safety as there is a loft with capacity for 25 tons of hay storage. There are two automatic water stations for the stock that are heated for winter operation. The barn has six stalls with sixteen foot runs in one gable end so that the snow does not fall in the stall areas in the winter. These stalls are arranged in pairs and open up into larger pens and subsequently to individual pastures. Inside there is a finished tack room, a foaling stall and room for additional stalls.

The shop uses propane gas or a wood burning stove for heat. It has two 16-foot doors with garage door openers on either end for drive through capabilities.

There is also a quality round pen.

www.googlemaps.com using the address above.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

The Teanaway Valley is open range land and in the summer months is home to cattle munching on the mountain grasses. The Teanaway River affords good 2-man rafting or kayaking in the spring and is a great river to hike. At the end of the North Fork blacktop road is a fish hatchery that is used seasonally.

The town of Cle Elum is six miles from our place and it growing rapidly. It is a small town, yet large enough for a McDonalds, Burger King and Dairy Queen.

www.suncadia.com .

www.cleelumroslyn.org .

THINGS TO DO

Snowmobile — One can snowmobile from the Teanaway Valley across the mountains to have lunch in Cle Elum, Roslyn, Salmon La Sac, or Mineral Springs Resort along highway 97 on the way to Wenatchee or Leavenworth. The local trails and mountain meadows are heaven. One can trailer snowmobiles to so many locations that one would need to have a personal conversation as writing would not do it justice.

Golf — Suncadia has world class courses as you can see on their website. The Arnold Palmer course is exclusive and lots go up to a million dollars.

washingtonstatehorsepark.org .

www.kittitascountychamber.com.

Seattle — A city of many delights — Ferry’s to quaint places to explore, waterfront eating and shopping, and all the amenities of a classy city.

We recently had family visit and they went rafting, horseback riding, to a movie in an old, old theater and had an airplane ride. Life at it’s best!

The weather is the opposite of everything you have heard about the Seattle area. Dry summers and milder winters (as compared to the mid-west). The temperature gets into the 90’s in the summer during the day and 60 at night. In the winter the daytime temperature is usually between 15 and 38.

710 Quail Dr, Cle Elum, WA. — $950,000

The Teanaway River Ranch is located 90 miles east of downtown Seattle and 65 miles east of Bellevue, Washington. The Teanaway valley is 5 miles NE of Cle Elum on Highway 970 (the road to Blewett Pass) in the Cascade range of mountains. It is a 12 mile long valley of small ranches along the Teanaway River and is the most pristine valley location available that still affords close proximity to Seattle.

The Teanaway Valley follows the Teanaway River from Highway 970 entrance and after eight miles splits into three forks — the West Fork, the Middle Fork and the North Fork. There is no outlet except travel through or over the mountains on foot, horseback and in the winter, snowmobile using logging roads and trails. You can venture to the Pacific Crest Trail, Salmon La Sac, Cle Elum, Roslyn, or Mineral Springs.

The majority of the West Fork is owned by a timber company, but there are some private sections. If you traveled the entire valley and climbed the last ridge, you would come out at Salmon La Sac, which is a beginning point for travel into the wilderness. You can also get to Salmon La Sac via a road that travels from I-90 past the Suncadia Resort and then through the towns of Roslyn (of Northern Exposure fame), and Ronald.

The Middle Fork is a valley of private homes. The valley road eventually merges with the West Fork road.

The North Fork is the road with the main usage. At the twelve mile post there is a campground and the pavement ends. One can travel on dirt roads for another 12 miles to Esmeralda, which is an area of clear mountain cascading water good for picnics and a staging area for trips into the back country. One can go on a two hour hike here and stand on the top of the Cascade range looking at Mt. Stuart. On the other side of Mt Stuart is the German village of Leavenworth and the staging area for hikes into the Enchantments — the most beautiful string of high country lakes known to mankind. (The park service will let only 15 people a day into the Enchantments and then it is a lottery)

THE PROPERTY

The property is part of the Teanaway River Ranch Association, a 340 acre farm that was split up into thirteen parcels. Our acreage consists of 24.46 acres boarded by the Teanaway Road and Quail Drive — a private road. The valley is about 2,000ft wide and bordered with pine tree forests. The primary crop is Timothy Hay, much of which is exported to Japan. We have timothy grass planted in a 15 acre piece and in a one acre and four acre piece for horse pasture. The property has late 1890’s irrigation rights and is irrigated from the Teanaway River using wheel lines. In 2008 because of a serious drought, the association sold the water rights for about $7500 and still cut a first crop of hay sufficient for the winter supply.

Elk frequently traverse the property and in the fall the bull elk congregate in the immediate pastures to the north and south.

The home, barn and shop are serviced by a 10 GPM well and includes heated automatic watering for stock, underground timed watering for plants and grass around the house and various frost free — free standing outlets. All of the association utilities are underground.

If you have an appropriate airplane, one can easily build a hanger and have an 800-1000 ft. runway.

Cle Elum Ranch For Sale - Home

The Home

Our home and outbuildings were built over a three year period beginning in 1996. All the materials were the best available and extra care was taken in planning. For example, there is no press-board anywhere — only 5/8ths plywood. The sheet rock is 5/8ths and the cedar siding is imported from Canada. The crawl space is 4 feet enabling easy access. The house is within 1/4″ square and it is wired for emergency power using a generator.

The main house is built in the western motif. It has a wrap-around porch and is 2400 sq. ft. of living space. The exterior is cedar and the interior is done in knotty pine. There are three solar tubes that give natural light in the kitchen, one bathroom and a hallway. The kitchen and family room open and give a feeling of spaciousness because of the large windows and cathedral ceilings. There are three bedrooms and two full baths in the main ranch house area. There is a large entry on the East side. Off that entry is another full bath that is a walk through that opens into a full one-bedroom apartment about 600 sq. ft. with a full kitchen. At the North end of the home there is a large two car garage. The master bedroom has a walk-in shower, walk-in closet and a hot tub in the porch immediately outside. The southern exposure and heavy insulation helps in winter to keep the home warm. In the summer the wrap-around porch keeps the sun out of the home and the interior stays cool. The home is heated with wood, propane or electricity, your choice — all the bases are covered. The home is also wired for a generator hook-up for essential electrical power. All incoming wires are underground. A private well provides water for all of the buildings.

The home is furnished with unique blue knotty pine furniture that gives it the western flavor. The kitchen and master bedroom knotty pine furniture go with the home. It includes a large unique blue pine table with benches and end chairs, four comfortable stool type chairs for the eating bar area, and master bedroom blue pine king size bed and ladies and men’s dresser drawers.

The property is set up with a circular drive off of Quail Drive that allows for access to each building with plenty of room for truck-horse trailer combinations.

T here is a 52×48 barn and a 48×36 shop. The barn has a complete foundation for safety as there is a loft with capacity for 25 tons of hay storage. There are two automatic water stations for the stock that are heated for winter operation. The barn has six stalls with sixteen foot runs in one gable end so that the snow does not fall in the stall areas in the winter. These stalls are arranged in pairs and open up into larger pens and subsequently to individual pastures. Inside there is a finished tack room, a foaling stall and room for additional stalls.

The shop uses propane gas or a wood burning stove for heat. It has two 16-foot doors with garage door openers on either end for drive through capabilities.

There is also a quality round pen.

www.googlemaps.com using the address above.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

The Teanaway Valley is open range land and in the summer months is home to cattle munching on the mountain grasses. The Teanaway River affords good 2-man rafting or kayaking in the spring and is a great river to hike. At the end of the North Fork blacktop road is a fish hatchery that is used seasonally.

The town of Cle Elum is six miles from our place and it growing rapidly. It is a small town, yet large enough for a McDonalds, Burger King and Dairy Queen.

www.suncadia.com .

www.cleelumroslyn.org .

THINGS TO DO

Snowmobile — One can snowmobile from the Teanaway Valley across the mountains to have lunch in Cle Elum, Roslyn, Salmon La Sac, or Mineral Springs Resort along highway 97 on the way to Wenatchee or Leavenworth. The local trails and mountain meadows are heaven. One can trailer snowmobiles to so many locations that one would need to have a personal conversation as writing would not do it justice.

Golf — Suncadia has world class courses as you can see on their website. The Arnold Palmer course is exclusive and lots go up to a million dollars.

washingtonstatehorsepark.org .

www.kittitascountychamber.com.

Seattle — A city of many delights — Ferry’s to quaint places to explore, waterfront eating and shopping, and all the amenities of a classy city.

We recently had family visit and they went rafting, horseback riding, to a movie in an old, old theater and had an airplane ride. Life at it’s best!

The weather is the opposite of everything you have heard about the Seattle area. Dry summers and milder winters (as compared to the mid-west). The temperature gets into the 90’s in the summer during the day and 60 at night. In the winter the daytime temperature is usually between 15 and 38.


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